New Zealand Legal content


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Our New Zealand Case law collection spans more than 30 online databases and print products, and includes authorised report series, unreported judgments, case summaries and our market-leading online case citator, CiteCase.

BriefCase is a comprehensive index of New Zealand case law which provides basic information on selected cases from 1847, summaries of selected cases decided since 1986, with more comprehensive coverage from 2000. The database now contains over 160,000 cases from New Zealand’s superior and specialist courts and tribunals, together with selected leading cases from foreign jurisdictions.

BriefCase is updated daily as cases are received. Subscribers who access BriefCase online will be able to see daily updates - approximately 20 cases daily when courts are sitting.

Unreported Judgment

Our New Zealand judgment database is a collection of over 50,000 full text searchable judgments from New Zealand’s superior courts. This is the most comprehensive case law product in New Zealand and is an essential resource for anyone who needs to provide advice or carry out research on New Zealand case law.

Law Reports

We offer 20 New Zealand topical case law database on Westlaw Asia. Cases are updated daily, a case is classified and uploaded to the specific case law database as soon as it is received from a court or tribunal. Our growing collection contains over 120,000 case records, ensuring quick access to the latest cases. All law reports and original judgment PDF are fully searchable.

You can access these topical case law database on Westlaw Asia:

  • Accident Compensation Cases
  • Administrative and Public Law Cases
  • Alcohol Cases
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Cases
  • Building Cases and Determinations
  • Civil Procedure Cases
  • Commercial Cases
  • Company and Securities Cases
  • Criminal Cases
  • Employment Cases
  • Environmental Cases
  • Evidence Cases
  • Family Cases
  • Fisheries Cases
  • Health Cases
  • Human Rights Cases
  • Immigration Cases
  • Insolvency Cases
  • Insurance Cases
  • Intellectual Property Cases
  • Legal Aid Cases
  • Local Government Cases
  • Maori Cases
  • Media and Privacy Cases
  • Occupational Health and Safety Cases
  • Personal Grievance Tracker
  • Property Cases
  • Resource Management Tracker
  • Sentencing Tracker
  • Tax Cases
  • Transport Cases
  • Trusts Cases